Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) lauded Philippine esports team SIBOL for taking home bagging two gold medals and two silver medals at the recently concluded 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
With the medals, SIBOL placed third in the esports division with Vietnam taking the top spot and Indonesia in second.
The Philippine esports team fielded a total of 54 esports athletes across 10 events for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, FIFA Online 4, Crossfire, Free Fire, League of Legends (Wild Rift, PC), and PLAYERUNKNOWNS Battlegrounds (PUBG).
“We at Smart congratulate SIBOL for their momentous feat in the SEA Games. Their dedication and perseverance are undeniable as they brought honor and pride to our country. We hope that more young Filipinos follow their footsteps and pursuing their passions with purpose.”
Jane J. Basas, Smart Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Wireless Business
The national esports team took home gold in League of Legends: Wild Rift and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
The women’s League of Legends: Wild Rift team took home the country’s first gold medal for esports after sweeping Team Singapore. The Philippine team was comprised of Charize “Yugen” Doble, Gianna “Jeeya” Llanes, Christine “Ray Ray” Natividad, Rose Ann “Hell Girl” Robles, and Angel Danica “Angelailaila” Lozada.
Meanwhile, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team was comprised of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna, Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario, Kyle Dominic “Dominic” Soto, Salic Alauya “Hadji” Imam, Lee Howard “Owl” Gonzales, Dexstar Louise “DEX STAR” Cruz Alaba and Russel Aaron “Eyon” Usi. They took down Team Indonesia in the Finals in four games.
The silver medals came from League of Legends (PC) and Crossfire. Both teams faced Vietnam in the finals.
The biggest supporter of Philippine esports
Smart’s support for SIBOL is part of its longstanding commitment to the growth of Philippine esports by partnering with game creators and esports tournament organizers. Among these include the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League seasons and Liga Adarna, the first female esports tournament in the country.
“SIBOL’s journey to the 31st SEA Games would not be possible without the generous support of Smart, along with our other partners, who share our belief that Filipinos have what it takes to dominate the global esports stage. We are grateful to Smart and look forward to a brighter esports future with their continued support.”
Brian Lim, PESO President
Level up with GIGA Games, GIGA Arena
Smart launched the enhanced GIGA Games which now includes data for PUBG Mobile along with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Facebook Gaming, and more.
Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers can conveniently register to GIGA Games via the GigaLife App. It is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery. You can also avail of GIGA Games by dialing *123#.
The company also recently launched GIGA Arena, the country’s first all-in-one esports platform that aims to simply bring the total esports experience to mobile gamers.
To join Smart GIGA Arena, you can visit the website and create an account with your Smart or TNT mobile number. To join an ongoing tournament, you’ll need to use Giga Arena tickets. You can then earn and accumulate every time you register to GIGA Games data packs on the GigaLife App or by dialing *123#.